Knut the Polar Bear Dies

Knut the Polar Bear Dies at Age 4

Knut, Berlin’s beloved polar bear, who rose to international fame as a cuddly cub hand-raised by zookeepers has died aged 4.

Bear keeper Heiner Kloes said, “It was a completely normal day. He was with the female bears before, who had just been shut away. Then, Knut strolled around the enclosure, went into the water, had a short spasm and died.”

After being rejected by his mother at birth in December 2006, Knut was raised by a Berlin zookeeper and only recently celebrated his 4th birthday at the zoo.

Feted by a host of celebrities and appearing on a 2007 Vanity Fair cover with Leonardo DiCaprio, Knutmania also spawned a film and plush polar bear toys that became a massive hit with the public.

Knut will be remembered fondly by all his fans.

More links to this story:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/knut-the-polar-bear-dies-at-german-zoo-15120166.html?r=RSS#ixzz1HDvDnYLn

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2011/03/knut-polar-bear-dies.html

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/knut-the-polar-bear-dies-at-german-zoo-15120166.html

Some images of Knut the Polar Bear:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/knut-the-polar-bear-dies-at-german-zoo-15120166.html?action=Popup&ino=1

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